However, our approach will differ from many of these historians.
We will stand by the traditional perspective taught and advocated by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Presidents Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Joseph F.
He admires the work of Richard Bushman, including Let people know, we don’t have definitive answers.
We had a really hard time finding a title for this book.
We do not believe the “reconstructed narrative”, promoted in books like is committed to the traditional perspective of LDS doctrine and history, we are also dedicated to discussing these issues in a civil, constructive manner.
We are insistent that on this website, no one will be denounced or censured for holding an alternative viewpoint.
Though this progressive effort has been proceeding for decades, in the last few years we have seen an ever increasing number of prominent LDS historians and scholars calling for a “reconstructed narrative.”: In your view do you see room in Mormonism for several narratives of a religious experience or do you think that in order for the Church to remain strong they would have to hold to that dominant narrative?
: I think that for the Church to remain strong it has to reconstruct its narrative. They could not bear to have the old story disrupted in any way.
Smith (cousin to the Prophet Joseph Smith), Presidents Wilford Woodruff and Joseph Fielding Smith.
and Richard Bushman’s new history as an aid to faith in crisis.
We believe the answers taught by the Presidents of the Church and the Revelations can withstand the test of time, but this does not mean that all sides should not be presented.
We encourage anyone to comment as long as the discussion remains civil and considerate. Do you have a child who is struggling with his or her faith?
The purpose of this post is to raise awareness of where many LDS intellectuals would like to move the Church.